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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Video – Spring brings reintroduction of certified farmers’ markets to California

With spring progressing a number of California’s seasonal certified farmers’ markets are returning to their communities. This encore presentation from CDFA’s award-winning Growing California video series shows the strong local appeal of farmers’ markets.

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CDFA ‘tumbleweed tracker’ helps in state efforts to control widespread nuisance – From NPR

By Gabriela Quiros Tumbleweeds might be the iconic props of classic Westerns. But in real life, they’re not only a noxious weed, but one that moves around. As they roll and bounce, pushed by gusts of wind, they can overwhelm entire … Continue reading

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FARMER program to help farmers upgrade equipment, reduce pollution

Note: Funded by Cap-and-Trade dollars, California Climate Investments continue to support the creation of programs that reduce greenhouse gases on agricultural operations. Alongside several programs offered by the California Department of Food and Agriculture, sisters agencies like the California Energy Commission … Continue reading

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Public-Private Partnership Creates @the Grounds in Placer County

The invitation for the ‘Grand Reveal’ this morning in Roseville promised: “See what happens when you take 60 acres, stir in $10 million, and toss for 304 days!”  I was happy to make the drive to Placer County to learn … Continue reading

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FAO calls for bioeconomy that leaves no one behind – from Morning Ag Clips

BERLIN — If done right, in particular with and for family farmers, bioeconomy can help efforts to tackle pressing global problems such as hunger, poverty and climate change. This was the message FAO Deputy Director-General Climate and Natural Resources, Maria Helena … Continue reading

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